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Trophies, cloud saves, and data unaffected by PSNgate

Sony's latest question and answer on the PlayStation Network outage reassures lingering fears about trophies and saves, and hinted at the possibility of compensation for the downtime.

Writing on the US PS Blog, SCE American executive Patrick Seybold said when the PSN comes back online, users will suffer no loss of data, including friends lists, settings, and download history.

PlayStation Plus members will be able to retrieve uploaded save data, and trophies will be re-synched, with all those earned during the outage added to your total.

Seybold wrote that Sony is "currently evaluating ways to show appreciation" for users' patience during the outage. A statement from SOE echoed his sentiments.

"To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting special events across our game portfolio. We are also working on a 'make good' plan for players of the PS3 versions of DC Universe Online and Free Realms.”

More details are expected when the service is back online.

The PlayStation Network went offline on April 16 in response to hacking.

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